Lexi Jones

Lexi Jones is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in Las Vegas, she covers entertainment, music and LGBTQ+ news. Her main aspiration is to use her voice to inform others.

Tyler the Creator Feels “Half and Half” About Grammy Win; Re-Opens Topic of Race at the Award Show

Rapper Tyler the Creator won his first Grammy award for his 2019 album, IGOR. But as exciting as the moment should be, Tyler expressed his true feelings about the win. His Grammy acceptance was full of excitement, and his mom even joined him on stage with tears of joy. He thanked his crew and his fans for trusting him and his ideas, explaining how he was never fully felt accepted in the world of rap. He also thanked Pharrell Williams, stating that Williams allowed him to be comfortable with...

Drag Queens to Make Commercial Debut During Super Bowl LIV

For the first time, drag queens will appear in a Super Bowl advertisement during the game this Sunday. RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants Kim Chi and Miz Cracker star in an ad for the Sabra hummus brand; Sabra released a 15-second teaser of the ad last week. The teaser, called “Helmet Hair,” shows Miz Cracker trying to put a football helmet over her huge wig, with Kim Chi watches her struggle. Miz Cracker then goes on to say, “I hope this doesn’t give me helmet...

Planters Pauses ‘Death of Mr. Peanut’ Ad Campaign in the Wake of Kobe Bryant’s Death

The Planters snack brand decided to pause its Super Bowl LIV ad campaign following the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of nine passengers, including NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. The campaign centers around the death of Planters’ mascot, Mr. Peanut. Last week, the peanut brand killed off their longtime mascot through a dramatic video advertisement. The video shows Mr. Peanut, along with actors Wesley Snipes and Matt Walsh, holding onto a branch after the...

BTS Earns First Platinum Album in the US

BTS continue to make history; the K-Pop kings have become the first Korean act to have a platinum album in the United States. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) recognized the group’s 2018 LP, Love Yourself: Answer as a platinum-selling album. To add to the good news, the album’s lead single, “IDOL,” also became platinum. Answer also became the group’s first album to hit gold in November 2018, making it the first album by Korean artists to reach...

A Live-Action ‘Bambi’ Remake is Upon Us

Following in the footsteps of remakes such as The Lion King, The Jungle Book, and Beauty and the Beast, Disney has announced its plans for a live-action remake of their classic film, Bambi. Originally released in 1942, the film tells the story of Bambi, a young fawn, growing up in the forest along with his best friends, Thumper the rabbit and Flower the skunk. It showed Bambi going through life, loss, love and everything in-between. Bambi received three Academy Award nominations after its...

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